Exchange Staff Contents

Version 01.30.00
Added 06 Oct 2007 (last updated 25 Aug 2018)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x and Sibelius 18.x

Swaps the contents of 2 selected staves. If two staves are selected, they will be swapped. If more than two staves are selected, the top and bottom staves are swapped.

Updated 1 July 2012 to fix problems with irregular bars and some unusual selection.

Updated 4 November 2012 to fix problems with partially selected bars. Thanks, Laurence! Please note that you should not use dragged-box passage selections with this plugin - use keyboard or click-shift click selecting instead.

Updated 31 May 2018. Added option to make octave changed when exchanging between octave-transposing instruments, such as piccolo or guitar, or exchanging an instrument with a treble clef with an instrument that has a bass clef, as in the staves of a piano. A PDF file explaining this is included in the zip file. The option is off by default. If you hide the dialog after the first run, and want to set the option you can run the plugin with no selection, which will bring up a dialog and let you change the settings. The settings are not retained across Sibelius sessions. Thanks to Ilkay Bora Oder for suggesting this, and the Robert Puff and Philip Rothman for trying it out.

Updated 25 August 2018. Version 01.30.00. Added ability to swap the first and last bars in a passage selection in a single staff. The bars must be fully selected and must be the same size.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.